F Scott Fitzgerald said that “character is plot, and plot is character”. But what goes into the invention of distinctive characters? How can you create a compelling plot for those characters to inhabit? And how do you distil personal stories into fluid fictional prose? This course, appropriate for both beginning authors and those with more experience, will look at the mingling of fact and fiction in the creation of personalities and plot. We’ll talk about problems of point of view, making space for your characters to change over the course of their story, and we’ll explore ways to organise your raw material into a novel you can be proud of.
Single room price: £725
Shared room price: £680